Robin Hill began early iterations of the work in this exhibition during a six-week
residency at the Sanskrit Foundation in Delhi, India in 2012. While there, she intensified
a long-standing wish to develop something approximating immediacy in her drawing
practice. Drawing has the potential to conflate seeing and making into a fluid whole, and
to broadcast the energy of the moment of its making. As notations of her more fully
formed ideas in other media, this work utilizes the circle to visualize the contradictory
pulse of broken systems and conditions alongside the insistent and pervasive beauty the
she witnessed during her stay in India. A circle is a simple shape of geometry. Circles are
her primary marks in these drawings, and are made through cutting, embossing,
inscribing and masking. Her circles consider the sphere (our planet), the hole (we are all
connected), the continuous line (time), a wheel (movement), and the notion of center
(consciousness). Her materials include soil, cotton, mica, string, gouache, graphite, and
cyanotype and all are on 300 lb. cold pressed Waterford watercolor paper. Hill is a
professor in the Art Studio Program in the Department of Art and Art History UC Davis.
She has exhibited her work extensively both nationally and abroad, and is in numerous
private and corporate collections. She has been the recipient of a National Endowment for
the Art Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and two Pollock-
Krasner Fellowships among other awards. This is her 3rd solo show with Don Soker.
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